Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Breath Machines

Permalink to Lebanon County Breath Test Scandal

Lebanon County Breath Test Scandal

Police in Lebanon County did not calibrate their breath test equipment properly which renders the results as unreliable.  This has affected numerous cases and has forced the government to re-open many of the convictions. Watch the news reports below for more details: (Video Credit: ABC News 27 ) DUI breath testing is problematic all around the country and […]

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Permalink to DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy

DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy

They say that the breath tests are accurate and are specific to ethanol.  However, you can get a positive results for using  hand sanitizing liquid or even for being diabetic.  You can even get a DUI for eating plain white bread: Why are we putting people in jail and suspending licenses based on this ridiculous […]

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Permalink to Philly DUI Breathalyzer Scandal is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Philly DUI Breathalyzer Scandal is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Recently, it was found that incorrectly calibrated and faulty DUI breath testing machines could effect thousands of DUI cases in Philadelphia.  I was recently interviewed about the DUI breath test problem in Philadelphia by The Inquirer (philly.com). As a PA DUI attorney someone who has studied breath testing thoroughly, I have found that the Philadelphia […]

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Permalink to DUI Cases in Philadelphia to be Re-tried Due to Bad Breathalyzer

DUI Cases in Philadelphia to be Re-tried Due to Bad Breathalyzer

[Blogger’s note and update 3/23/2011: We have been up-to-date on this developing story. The issue as far as we see it is going to effect literally thousands of convictions. The “issue” goes back to the switch over to the Intoxilyzer 8000 which occurred in September 2009.] When I tell people that I am a PA […]

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Permalink to Dear PA DUI Lawyer: DUI and Diabetes

Dear PA DUI Lawyer: DUI and Diabetes

Every Friday we take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about PA  DUI laws and related topics. Today: Dear PA DUI Lawyer, My mother is 54 and she was arrested yesterday […]

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Permalink to The PA DUI Lawyer Challenge: How Technical are DUI Cases?

The PA DUI Lawyer Challenge: How Technical are DUI Cases?

The PA DUI Attorney Challenge Part 2: How Technical are DUI cases? There are close to 50,000 lawyers in Pennsylvania.  Of those, there are thousands of lawyers who are willing to represent your Pennsylvania DUI case. So how does a person with no legal background sift through all of these lawyers to find the best […]

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Permalink to Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: Breath Machine Accuracy

Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: Breath Machine Accuracy

Every Friday we take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about Pennsylvania DUI laws and related topics. Today: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, I was charged recently with a DUI after the […]

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Permalink to PA DUI Mailbag: I Thought .08 was a DUI in PA?

PA DUI Mailbag: I Thought .08 was a DUI in PA?

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, My 20 year old son was charged with a DUI while he tested at […]

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Congressional Bill calls for alcohol detectors in vehicles

The Government wants to install alcohol detectors in cars, but is that a good idea? Schumer calls for alcohol detectors in vehicles WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday he’ll push for legislation to boost alcohol-detection technology in cars, which he said could greatly reduce drunk driving — especially for repeat offenders. Basically the […]

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Permalink to Faulty Machines Lead to 400 DUI Convictions in D.C.

Faulty Machines Lead to 400 DUI Convictions in D.C.

Just because someone blows a high number, doesn’t mean they are guilty of DUI.  These breath machines are quirky and if not calibrated properly (a very common problem) they can yield artificially high measurements.  They are not specific or selective for exclusively drinking alcohol or ETOH.  Look what happened in our nation’s capital: 400 drunken-driving […]

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